Island Poké opens 19th UK site today in Wimbeldon

The UK’s leading poké operator has opened a new restaurant in Wimbledon, bringing its Fresh Pacific Flavours to South West London and furthering its expansion across the capital.

Island Poké’s new site has just opened today, 12 August, at 8 The Broadway, Wimbledon, and is the brand's 19th site to open in the UK.

Rooted in the traditional Hawaiian cuisine which typically features fresh fish and vegetables on a bed of sushi rice, Island Poké uses sustainable and high-quality ingredients that deliver on both flavour and feel-good factor.

Made fresh to order every time, there are poké bowl options ranging from the Classic Ahi Tuna to the Yuzu Lomi Lomi salmon, as well as vegetarian, vegan and chicken options. Customers can also ‘build your own’ bowl, allowing you to choose from over a million poké combinations to create your dream and bespoke poké bowl.

The new Island will also feature their brand new Poké Bao, a light and fluffy bao bun perfectly steamed to complement the delicious ingredients, giving customers a fresh, tasty and handheld way to eat their poké.

Wimbledon residents can keep an eye out for the brand’s infamous £1 poké bowl day, which is coming to the new Island on Saturday 3 September.

Island Poké founder James Gould-Porter shared, “We are so glad to be opening our doors in Wimbledon and bringing our Fresh Pacific Flavours to the area.

“It’s our mission to bring people a great and fresh alternative to the traditional lunch and dine-out offering and we think that the residents of Wimbledon are going to love it.”

Following the success of its restaurants in London and France, Island Poké is set to embark on its biggest growth ambition yet, with plans to open 100 locations across the UK in the next five years including plans for four new restaurants in Edinburgh.

Island Poké now has 19 Islands in London and 11 in France.

Island Poké is part of the Hero Brands group, which also includes German Doner Kebab, Choppaluna, Sides and XIX Vodka within its growing portfolio.

Island Poké is also part of White Rabbit Projects group, a hospitality development platform that partners with early-stage restaurants and entrepreneurs to support and accelerate growth. Others in its portfolio include Lina Stores and Kricket.

In its restaurants, Island Poké uses sustainable, Oceanic fabric seating. Oceanic is born of the SEAQUAL Initiative, designed to combat marine plastic pollution and achieve a waste-free environment. This fabric is a recycled polyester with a purpose and Island Poké is proud to support the mission to clean up both the earth and its oceans.